On the CardioTrainer home screen, click "Start Workout." You'll see a menu at the top of the screen with all of the available exercise types. Select what kind of workout you're going to be doing, and then hit "Start."
If the exercise type you selected using GPS, you'll see your location on the map. If the exercise type is only time based or uses the pedometer, you won't see the map.
While we continue to improve the CardioTrainer's accuracy, please try the following suggestions.
If you haven't set your current weight, CardioTrainer won't be able to give you an accurate count of how many calories you're burning during your workout. To set your weight, to go the Settings tab, scroll down and select "Calorie Counting Settings," and enter your correct weight.
This could also be caused by inaccurate GPS tracking (see above).
In the settings tab, you can deactivate the Autopause feature, as well as set how long it takes for Autopause to kick in. And if you want to keep Autopause turned on during your workout, a quick tap on "Resume" will tell the program that you're still going.
The blue dots are places where CardioTrainer thinks you have stopped during your workout.
When your GPS filter is set to "Exact," CardioTrainer will ignore all GPS signals that don't have "exact" accuracy. Therefore, if you are in an area with weak GPS reception and no "exact" signals are available, CardioTrainer will not be able to determine your location. By setting your GPS filter to "Fair," or even "Poor," you are allowing CardioTrainer to use GPS signals with a lower accuracy to figure out where you are. In most cases, these weaker signals do an perfectly acceptable job of tracking your location and movement.
It is important to understand that GPS reception varies wildely in different locations over time, and while setting your GPS filter to "Exact" might theoretically give you the most accurate location, your device might not always be able to find this kind of signal when you exercise. On CardioTrainer's tracking screen, it is possible to see the strength of your GPS signal. The icon in the upper-left hand corner has four bars showing your GPS signal strength (if you have the strongest GPS signal, all of the bars will be filled). The underlined and heavily outlined bar shows your filter level. If your filter level is higher than your current GPS signal strength, that means GPS reception in your area is lower than your allowed desired accuracy.
If CardioTrainer says that you've been moving at superhuman speeds across the globe, we're sorry for the crazy tracking bug and incorrect workout results. This was most likely an error with the GPS signal where the device gets confused and puts you in a random location somewhere else in the world. We are working on a fix to this problem by filtering out this erratic behavior points, and creating better integration with the built-in pedometer to make up for any issues caused by faulty GPS signals.
This could be a hardware issue, but we have one last recommendation: uninstalling the app, powering down and *doing a battery pull* before re-installing.
• First uninstall the app by going to the Android Market, finding CardioTrainer, and selecting the option to uninstall.
• Next, power down the phone and pull the battery out. Put the battery back in, turn the phone on, and then reinstall our app.
• To reinstall, go to the Android Market and search for CardioTrainer.